In their 20th anniversary as a band, The Decemberists are embarking on their 20 Years Before the Mast tour. “Twenty years ago, in a basement practice space in Portland, Oregon, a bunch of musicians threw together under the name The December Brides, a name that lasted only a few hours before it was marginally improved to The Decemberists,” frontman Colin Meloy said in a statement. He continued by saying that the tour would celebrate the work they've made over the last two decades, "playing the hits, naturally, but digging into the deep cuts as well."
UPDATE: THIS SHOW HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO AUG. 7, 2021, FROM ITS ORIGINAL 2020 DATE.
A MESSAGE FROM THE BAND:
"TWENTY YEARS BEFORE THE MAST, now in summer 2021. We are sorry to share that due to the ongoing pandemic, The Decemberists’ 20th Anniversary Tour has been rescheduled to next year.
All purchased tickets will be automatically honored for the rescheduled date. If you can’t make it, or circumstances have changed and you just want a refund — we’ve got you! You’ll receive an email notification from your ticketing company, giving you instructions on how to receive a full refund for your ticket.
Our hearts go out to everyone who has been affected by COVID-19 — to those who have been ill themselves or have lost loved ones to the illness — and we send our endless thanks and appreciation to those of you who are on the front line of this scourge: you doctors, nurses, delivery drivers, teachers, and caregivers. We’ll see you in 2021. "